A world-class university

Swansea University is a research-led university that has been making a difference since 1920. The University community thrives on exploration and discovery and offers the right balance of excellent teaching and research, matched by an enviable quality of life.

The University has enjoyed a period of tremendous growth, and we have achieved our ambition to be a top thirty research University, soaring up the 2014 Research Excellence Framework league table to 26th in the UK from 52nd in 2008.

Additionally, an ambitious Campus Development Programme is well underway – one of the largest knowledge economy projects in the UK and within the top five in Europe.

It involves the creation of the Bay Campus, a brand new £450 million development on the eastern approach to the city, together with the transformation of our existing Singleton Park Campus.

Swansea's multicultural dual-campus community provides a global perspective and opportunities to gain skills that last a lifetime.

True to the vision of its industrial founders in 1920 Swansea University will:

  • Provide an environment of research excellence, with research that is world-leading, globally collaborative and internationally recognised;
  • Deliver an outstanding student experience, with research-led and practice-driven teaching of the highest quality that produces global graduates educated and equipped for distinguished personal and professional achievement;
  • Use its research strength, collaboration with industry and global reach, to drive economic growth, foster prosperity, enrich the community and cultural life of Wales and, contribute to the health, leisure and wellbeing of its citizens.

A beacon for pioneering collaborations

In the Research Excellence Framework of 2014, Swansea University achieved its ambition to become a UK top 30 research institution.

Our REF ranking of 26th was the “biggest leap among research-intensive institutions”, according to Times Higher Education. Now, as the university nears its centenary year in 2020, we have new goals. They are to:

  • Become a UK top 30-ranked university by 2018
  • Continue our ambitious expansion plans
  • Extend our global reach; and
  • Move closer to becoming one of the world’s top 200 universities.

In REF 2014 the quality of Swansea’s research was put on a par with or out-performed six Russell Group universities. We were also ranked 22nd for the impact of that research.

We believe in

Equality of opportunity

Swansea University aims to provide an inclusive and supportive working and learning environment, which is free from unfair discrimination and enables staff and students to fulfil their personal potential.

The University's Equal Opportunities team actively supports staff and students to identify and remove any potential barriers, and ensures that the University offers equality of opportunity to all staff and students, regardless of race, sex, age, disability, sexual orientation, religion and belief, gender reassignment, pregnancy and maternity status, or marriage and civil partnership status.

Ongoing university equality projects include Athena SWAN, the Workplace Equality Index, the Race Charter Mark, and the Stonewall University Guide (AKA Gay By Degree).Further information is available on the Equal Opportunities web pages.

Dignity at work and study

The Dignity at Work and Study policy promotes the dignity of all students and staff at the University by eliminating all forms of offensive behaviour and establishing a working and learning environment that is free from harassment and aggression.Members of the University are to be treated with dignity and respect and to be protected from harassment and intimidation at work and study.

Supporting the Welsh language

We are committed to actively supporting, promoting and enriching Welsh culture and the Welsh language.

As part of our vision, we aim to enhance our student experience by increased opportunities to study through the medium of Welsh and improved take-up of the provision.

We will also increase the opportunities for all members of the University who can, to use the Welsh language and so strengthen the University’s image in Wales as a bilingual institution.

Enriching the lives of others

Discovery is a volunteer-led, charitable organisation that aims to enrich the lives of people in Swansea. The organisation envisages a community where people are treated as equals and are not discriminated against or disadvantaged by society.

Discovery aims to:

  • Enrich the lives of people in Swansea in order that they may fulfil their potential as empowered individuals and as members of groups and communities.
  • Offer new experiences and opportunities through a broad range of student-led activities in the community leading to increased mutual understanding and equality.
  • Actively support students to be aware of their personal development and the impact on themselves and the lives of others through their involvement in community-based activities.

A Healthy University

Swansea has been designated one of the World Health Organisation's 'Healthy Cities', joining an elite band of cities that are working together to improve the health of local communities. Similarly, Swansea University has been designated a Healthy University and has established a healthy network on campus with a remit to enhance the health and well-being of the university community.

International Students

Swansea University is recognised as a World Top 200 University for International Students and we welcome applications from International students from across the globe.

We encourage our international students to make applications via our online application system. For more information on making an undergraduate or postgraduate application to study at Swansea University please visit our application pages.

Programs taught in:
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BA

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Study Media and Communication with us and you will learn practical skills to equip you for an exciting career in the media, marketing or related fields, as well as transf ... [+]

Study Media and Communication with us and you will learn practical skills to equip you for an exciting career in the media, marketing or related fields, as well as transferable skills which are valued by employers and open up a range of wider career opportunities.

You will have the chance to explore radio and video production, digital and social media, journalism, public relations, branding, marketing and more, learning from experienced industry professionals and leading academics.

A work placement will give you first-hand experience of media and communication, and you will have the option of studying a semester abroad in Hong Kong, Singapore or the USA.

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This degree will give you the opportunity to examine the many factors involved in criminal behaviour and how society responds through the criminal justice system. ... [+]

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This degree will give you the opportunity to examine the many factors involved in criminal behaviour and how society responds through the criminal justice system.

You will study the most important theories of crime and deviance and their relevance to contemporary criminal justice policy, research, and practice.

Alongside this, you will gain an in-depth knowledge of the structures of the criminal justice system, covering the courts, prison, the probation service, and the police.

Throughout your studies, you will develop excellent research and analytical skills and learn to present your ideas effectively both verbally and in writing.

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The new BSc Actuarial Science programme will provide students with a thorough grounding in the areas of Mathematics, Accounting, Finance and Economics relevant to careers ... [+]

The Mathematics Department and the School of Management have launched a new degree programme in Actuarial Science.

The new BSc Actuarial Science programme will provide students with a thorough grounding in the areas of Mathematics, Accounting, Finance and Economics relevant to careers in the actuarial profession. This will include a selection of new actuarial modules designed to cover the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries Core Principles syllabuses so that graduates with good degrees can obtain a number of exemptions from professional examinations.

Swansea University has a strong research base in areas related to Actuarial Science with Mathematics hosting an internationally recognised ‘Stochastic Analysis Group’ and Management hosting the ‘Hawkes Centre for Empirical Finance’. Graduates will be highly qualified to enter the Actuarial profession, or follow careers in; auditing, financial analysis, insurance, investment banking and management.Why Actuarial Science at Swansea? ... [-]
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Do you see yourself playing a key role in a successful brand? Are you looking for a degree to make you stand out from the crowd with the innovative skills to manage a glo ... [+]

Do you see yourself playing a key role in a successful brand? Are you looking for a degree to make you stand out from the crowd with the innovative skills to manage a global, national or local business?

The BSc Business Management degree at Swansea University is the most established programme within the School of Management, known for producing highly skilled and commercial thinking business managers. Graduates have gone on to work for the world’s biggest brands including Shell UK, Marks & Spencer, Bloomberg and Tata.

It delivers a range of expert teaching across marketing, operations management, finance, accounting, strategy and human resource management, as well as specialist optional modules.... [-]

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Our Chemistry degrees offer modern teaching in purpose-built laboratories including online pre-lab material to ensure students feel safe and confident working in labs. Mo ... [+]

A strong academic understanding of chemistry is key to a strong understanding of the world, and even the great cosmos beyond. Chemistry is at the root of vital scientific discoveries and Swansea University is a driving force. Our department is currently working to deliver clean water and sanitation, as well as affordable clean energy in the developing world. This activity impacts our teaching. You will benefit from a carefully designed and modern chemistry degree which has been developed in collaboration with industrial partners. Studying chemistry at Swansea University gives you access to world-leading teaching and cutting-edge facilities across a range of specialist fields. Our degrees provide the full breadth of skills and knowledge needed when it comes to securing employment. Why Chemistry at Swansea? Chemistry at Swansea University attracts students from across the world. The Department of Chemistry is based at the heart of a multi-million-pound University investment. It includes sector-leading teaching laboratories and analytical facilities built in partnership with industry. You will be equipped with the skills and knowledge needed to address a wide range of challenges facing society and industry, from energy and healthcare to environmental sciences. Your learning will be shaped by inspirational and internationally-renowned academics including Professor Simon Bott, recipient of eight awards for instructional teaching at the University of Houston. Your Chemistry Experience A flexibly structured degree path means you have the opportunity to study abroad for a year or work in the industry for a year, either locally, nationally or overseas. You will be... [-]
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Zoology is dedicated to the academic understanding of animal behaviour and effective methods of enhancing animal welfare. This spans everything from animal anatomy and ev ... [+]

Zoology is dedicated to the academic understanding of animal behaviour and effective methods of enhancing animal welfare. This spans everything from animal anatomy and evolution, to physiology and ecology.

Studying zoology at Swansea University gives you access to world-leading teaching and cutting-edge facilities across ecological, physiological and molecular fields.

Over the course of this degree, you may study the spectacular marine ecosystems on our doorstep in the Gower Peninsula, and wildlife in distant lands such as India, Sikkim, Borneo and Puerto Rico.

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Studying an Aerospace Engineering degree gives you expert training in the theory and operation of aeronautical vehicles, from jet-powered and propeller-driven planes to g ... [+]

Studying an Aerospace Engineering degree gives you expert training in the theory and operation of aeronautical vehicles, from jet-powered and propeller-driven planes to gliders and helicopters.

You will learn about the full engineering journey, from concept on the ground to handle in the sky. Whether your main interest concerns the design, analysis, testing or flight, at Swansea we have it covered.

This multi-disciplinary course provides a real-world insight into the atmosphere of our planet and the cosmos beyond, as well as the technologies needed to explore them.

As you progress, your developing analytical abilities will combine with hands-on experience of state-of-the-art equipment, establishing skills which are vital to securing employment in the wider aerospace industry.... [-]

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